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Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:56 am
by tttlllsss
caligulove wrote:accepted with a full ride. not enough to go to this school... sorry to all who plan on it


Why did you apply?

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:18 am
by Jack Smirks
Greg2011 wrote:My first acceptance! In with a $60k (over three years) scholarship. Requirement to remain in top 3rd of class.

Congrats on your first acceptance but I'd just like to add that I know a few people who went to JM last year on schollies and only one of them kept it for their 2L year. JM is known to section stack, I recommend taking a look at the statistics of the number of recipients who stay on scholarship their 2L year. Unfortunately the odds are against you my friend.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:48 am
by angiej
caligulove wrote:accepted with a full ride. not enough to go to this school... sorry to all who plan on it

I'm sorry, but you applied willingly, no?

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:05 am
by Spack
Letter was mailed on Wednesday. I can't imagine that it's a rejection but stranger things have happened.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:16 pm
by Jward
I applied to jm in November and my app is still under review. I just wanted to get some opinions?

Gpa 3.2
LSAT 154
Softs:
4 jobs through school including one I started myself, president of 2 ug organizations, one is an honor society, heavy volunteering including court appointed special advocates

Chances?

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:33 pm
by msu1077
Jward wrote:I applied to jm in November and my app is still under review. I just wanted to get some opinions?

Gpa 3.2
LSAT 154
Softs:
4 jobs through school including one I started myself, president of 2 ug organizations, one is an honor society, heavy volunteering including court appointed special advocates

Chances?


Honestly, I can't imagine them rejecting you with solid intangibles like that...good luck!

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:04 pm
by caligulove
I applied knowing nothing about which law school was which, just got a fee waiver so thought it would be a good safety. I got a few other offers though. Unless someone can correct me, jmls is a crap school competing with some heavy hitters in the chicago market, why take the risk even with a full ride?

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:23 pm
by nsideirish
caligulove wrote:I applied knowing nothing about which law school was which, just got a fee waiver so thought it would be a good safety. I got a few other offers though. Unless someone can correct me, jmls is a crap school competing with some heavy hitters in the chicago market, why take the risk even with a full ride?


JMLS, for some reason, has great lay prestige in Chicago. I am born and raised in the city, and whenever I tell someone I am interested in law school they always let me know "John Marshall is such a great school." I just tell them that it isn't exactly what I am looking for.

For the record though, and purely anecdotal, I have known quite a few people who go/have gone to JMLS and secured decent positions working for the county and state (think 45 to 50k/year). JMLS does have decent rep in terms of governmental placement.

But if you are looking for the BIGLAWLZ or MIDLAWLZ, avoid JMLS like da plague.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:16 pm
by hennenr
I applied over 6 weeks ago and still no response. This can't be a good sign.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:13 pm
by msu1077
hennenr wrote:I applied over 6 weeks ago and still no response. This can't be a good sign.

Does your status checker still have "Your file is currently being reviewed by the Admissions Committee" in the header area? This status checker is different than all of my others.

Anyone have any input there? Thanks!

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:35 pm
by hennenr
Mine says the same thing.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:45 pm
by legal10101
Same thing.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:08 am
by minimalvanity
legal10101 wrote:Same thing.


+1

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:08 am
by Snape
JMLS probably should not exist....look at Chicago and the market and really question if this is a smart decision.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:18 am
by Scottie88
Snape wrote:JMLS probably should not exist....look at Chicago and the market and really question if this is a smart decision.


I really dont understand why people waste their time posting these kind of comments. John Marshall is a great school. Yes it is highly unlikely you will get any sort of big law position upon graduation but I dont think anyone on this thread said they would. Yes if you are taking out loans to pay for every cent of law school then maybe this isnt the right option for you. But once again, that is not the case for everyone. Some of us are interested in attending john marshall to get a well rounded legal education that do not have to worry about finances and are ok with starting off in a lower paying position. I believe one of the partners at one of the major firms in chicago is a graduate from JMLS as well as many highly regarded judges and DAs. Please find another way to waste your time other than ripping on lower ranked law schools.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:16 pm
by Snape
There are actually movments within Congress and well known and established circles to get rid of up to 80 law schools---including JMLS--just trying to make people completely realize and understand what they are getting themselves into.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:33 pm
by hennenr
Link?

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:47 pm
by Snape
hennenr wrote:Link?


Just look and do some research--or dont--I dont care--its your life/money/time/career. Good luck with your choice!

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:51 pm
by vanwinkle
While there are plenty of people with reasons they want to give why folks shouldn't go to JMLS, this is not the place to do that. The acceptances/denials/waitlists forum exists for people to discuss acceptances, denials, and waitlists. Anyone who posts in this forum to tell people not to attend any law school, no matter how right and valid their claims are, may get banned for trolling.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:05 pm
by AlphaIncipiens
Snape wrote:There are actually movments within Congress and well known and established circles to get rid of up to 80 law schools---including JMLS--just trying to make people completely realize and understand what they are getting themselves into.


Back this up please. Seems like a load of crap.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:31 pm
by EK14
DR 1/25


Some sort of Deans scholarship 36k/year renewable 3 years with stipulations. Withdrew today.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:59 pm
by confusedlawyer
AlphaIncipiens wrote:
Snape wrote:There are actually movments within Congress and well known and established circles to get rid of up to 80 law schools---including JMLS--just trying to make people completely realize and understand what they are getting themselves into.


Back this up please. Seems like a load of crap.

Although the plethora of law schools is likely the cause of the shambles of a legal market the US has turned into, I highly doubt that it's true. Law schools make money, and they won't go out without a fight.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:23 pm
by angiej
I have narrowed down to 2 schools and won't be attending JMLS. I will withdraw soon and hope my full tuition scholarship goes to a fellow TLSer!

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:39 pm
by legal10101
Status checker says "Decision Made".....let the waiting begin.

Re: John Marshall Chicago 2011

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:21 pm
by dgymrat44
Anybody had any success negotiating scholarship amounts with John Marshall? I was offered 10k a year but will need at least twice that amount to seriously consider attending.